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Wednesday, February 8

8th Feb - IMF's Article 4 on Greece

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European Semester Shows EU in the Eye of the Storm – euinside
Everyone Suddenly Wants to Know What Would it Cost to Leave the Euro Wolf

Greece Article IV Consultation – IMF
Greece : Selected Issues – IMF
Greece: Priorities for a Return to Sustainable Growth – IMF
IMF: Greece Isn't Going To Meet Budget Nor Debt Repayment Target – Forbes
The IMF implies Greece should have left the euro long ago – FT
Dear IMF, Please Put Greece Out of Its Misery – Mike Shedlock
El-Erian: The IMF Staff Has It Right on Greece – BB
Greece Hits Back Against IMF as Bond Market Remains Spooked – BB

Barry Ritholz: Trump Is Repeating Obama's Rookie Mistakes – BB
Morning Report APACTF
While the S&P500 moved marginally higher the Nasdaq notched up another record despite a retreat in oil prices and the news of a large US trade deficit in 2017.

Boutique investment bank secures biggest ever IPO mandate, PM escapes Brexit veto and is it curtains for analysts?

Deutsche Banking Boss In Departure Talks, Rio Tinto Returns to Profit

Danske DailyDanske Bank

Hawkish central bank comments, Greece again, GBP gains * Chinese FX reserves see unexpectedly large fall * Heavy supply from core/semi-core Euro-area countries * Hawkish comments from Harker (Fed) and Forbes (BoE)

Morning MarketsTF
Oil may have been rangebound for much of 2017 but returning oil rigs and fresh scrutiny on Opec compliance has both international benchmarks looking over their shoulders on the back of the biggest two-day slide in a month.

From the FloorTF
With both Europe and America sailing in uncharted waters, safe-haven gold looks set to push even higher, while oil continues to struggle for a foothold as production outpaces demand.

Daily Market CommentMarc Chandler
More Euro Weakness that Dollar Strength

Daily Press SummaryOpen Europe

Brussels PlaybookPolitico

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your DayBB
Awaiting travel ban ruling * RBI surprise * Oil falls * Markets rise * Metal rally

10 things you need to know before the opening bellBI

Political Worries Keep Europe On Edge As Earnings Push Stocks Higher; US Futures Unchanged


FX UpdateTF
The Bank of England’s Forbes fretted inflation risks yesterday and said it was time to consider a rate hike boosting sterling ahead of today’s monthly BoE Agents Report on the status of the UK economy. Elsewhere the USD also continues to firm.

Kreikka taas agendalla - IMF muistuttaa Kreikan valtionvelan kestämättömästä tasosta * Julkaisimme päivitetyt korko- ja valuuttaennusteemme * Kiinan valuuttavarannot ovat supistuneet yllättävän paljon